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Mid-18th century
  • Almonry (HABS)
  • (William E. Fischer, Jr.)

The siting at a 45° angle to the main complex clearly sets this building apart, a positioning explained by its role in providing housing for visitors who were not members of the community and who thus were symbolically isolated. The Almony's three-room plan is a variation on a German house type, its smaller kitchen providing access to a suite containing a larger and smaller chamber. A massive central chimney warms the three rooms and also served the cloister bakery housed in the lower part of the Almonry.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Almonry", [Ephrata Township, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 328-328.

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